Monday, 20 August 2018

Quota protesters want gazette in 24 hours

Sayeed Muhammad: In a latest move, Bangladesh General Students Rights Protection Alliance gave the government a 24-hour ultimatum to publish a gazette notification abolishing quota system in government jobs.They also threatened of a tougher movement from Sunday if their demand is not fulfilled keeping in line with the Prime Minister’s announcement within the deadline, reports UNB.Hasan Al Mamun, convener of the platform, issued the ultimatum at a human chain formed at the foot of Raju Memorial Sculpture of Dhaka University (DU) yesterday.More than 1000 students from different departments and residential halls of DU participated in the human chain organised by Bangladesh General Students Rights Protection Alliance.“We hope the government will take steps for publishing a gazette by Thursday as per as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s announcement at the Jatiya Sangsad,” Mamun said.“If the government doesn’t fulfill our demand within the timeframe, we’ll go for a tougher movement from Sunday along across the country.” he added.Student leaders of quota reform movement Rashed Khan, Nurulhaq Nur, Hasan Al Mamun and Faruk Hossain, among others, were also present during the programme.

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